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A boy holds a holy card and rosary as pupils wait for Pope Francis in Harlem (Photo: CNS)

The danger is that schools will become Catholic in name only

Ofsted chief Sir Michael Wilshaw is a former Catholic school headmaster

Sir Michael Wilshaw addressed the the annual conference of the Catholic Association of Teachers, Schools and Colleges

David Cameron addresses pupils at an assembly during a visit to Corby Technical School (Photo: PA)

Catholic Church still effectively blocked from opening free schools thanks to admissions’ cap

Bishop Mark Davies (Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Bishop Davies says a ‘growing number of voices’ want no faith in education

St Richard Reynolds has been rated as outstanding

The two highly praised schools opened in Richmond in 2013 despite a campaign by secularist lobby groups

Shadow Education Secretary Tristram Hunt (PA)

Shadow education secretary appeared to question whether nuns are good teachers in a television debate

Michael Keaton (Photo: PA)

Actor says his Catholic school shaped him as a person

Cardinal Vaughan topped the list

Catholic and Jewish schools dominate top of newspaper’s list

Benedict XVI meets school children during a celebration of Catholic education in 2010. It remains popular among parents, if not voters           (PA)

The Trojan Horse scandal only emphasised how neither side of the debate is telling the whole truth

Michael Gove has been appointed Conservative Chief Whip (PA)

The outgoing Education Secretary wanted to revitalise the Catholic school system, but he only met heel-dragging and indifference